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Easter Tradition: Decorating Eggs

Decorating Easter eggs has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. On Easter Sunday we’d use the bright color dye sets my mom bought from the grocery store and stain our hands and the table cloth while making tie dye eggs. One of the best things about having a kid of my own is the opportunity to experience these traditions with him now. Although Tripp didn’t help toooo much in the creation of these eggs (he mostly just tried to eat them),

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Lady J | April 03, 2017

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St. Patty’s Day Gift Idea: Dried Herbs

Before Dave and I had Tripp, we had two children: our dog, Riggins, and our garden. We would get up every morning and water the garden while drinking our coffee. Before we concerned ourselves with baby throw up, waking up in the middle of the night, etc. we were really perplexed about our dill plant that wouldn’t stop growing (I know, problems).  It started out as an innocent little seedling, and quickly becoming the most flourishing plant in our garden.

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Lady J | March 16, 2017

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Hiring a Nanny: What Interview Questions are you Allowed to Ask?

So you’re hiring a nanny…Leaving your most beloved human with a stranger is definitely nerve-wracking, so you may not have even begun thinking about everything that goes into finding that special someone. Before all of the paperwork, like setting up a contract and figuring out taxes, you’re going to want to interview the potential nanny to see if she’s a good fit. You’ve spent countless mornings getting ready for interviews yourself  “Is this heel more cocktail hour than morning meeting?”

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Lady J | March 13, 2017

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February 15 Kicks off Divorce Season: How to Keep it Sweet

Valentine’s Day usually brings out the warm and fuzzy in all of us, but for some couples, this day is just the beginning of the end. And while you may have thought it was no big deal that you were too busy this year to get a gift or a card for your significant other, you may be wrong. The day after Valentine’s Day kicks off divorce season around the country, with February being the busiest month of the year for divorce attorneys.

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Lady J | February 15, 2017

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Joining Bank Accounts with your Spouse: What it Really Means

So things are getting serious and you’re about to make the big move – merging your bank account with your significant other. Once you’re living together, sharing most of the same expenses, or getting married, it definitely seems easier to share bank accounts. But while that may mean finally explaining your Saks or Whole Foods habit, you and your SO need to discuss more than just your (perfectly normal) spending habits.

Joint accounts means completely joint.

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Lady J | February 06, 2017

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Revenge Porn

First comes love, then comes…the breakup, and all too often it’s a nasty one. Unfortunately, you may have more to deal with than just a broken heart. Namely, when your ex becomes vindictive, how do you keep those naked pictures you sexted him off of the internet?

Sending sexy pics over Snapchat or text message is commonplace in our digital world. Eight in ten adults cop to sending a naughty text in the last year,

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Lady J | January 30, 2017

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Sophie the Giraffe: Mold Alert

A few days ago I got a text from my friend and fellow mommyblogger, Amanda, about Sophie the Giraffe. “Have you heard about Sophie?” She asked. “No, what happened to Sophie?” We’re obvi on a first name basis with our babys’ teething toy, Sophie the Giraffe. Hashtag momlife.

Last week, several mothers made the news after finding mold growing in their Sophie the Giraffe teething toys. Besides being disgusting, mold can cause health issues in people of all ages.

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Lady J | January 25, 2017

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Can your Landlord Ban your “Dangerous” Dog Breed?

Renting an apartment is stressful, and it doesn’t help matters when after hours of pouring through Craigslist ads, you finally find your dream apartment and are told you can’t bring your furry friend along with you.

It’s especially frustrating (not to mention offensive) when you’re turned down because you own an “aggressive dog breed.” Certain dog breeds that are targeted as being more aggressive than others, including Rottweilers, Pit bulls, Dobermans,

Lady J | January 23, 2017
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Organic: What’s in a Name?

It’s hard to go anywhere without hearing someone throw around the word “organic.” Gwyneth Paltrow can’t stop talking about her organic cleanses, organic cold-pressed juice shops are popping up on every corner, and Starbucks even carries organic coffee. And so you shop at Whole Foods (cough Whole Paycheck cough) to seek out these special items. But why do you spend more money to buy “organic”?  What does “organic” really mean? And what’s to stop everyone from calling their food products “organic”?

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Lady J | January 09, 2017
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Get Organized in the New Year

 

While it’s always sad to put away the holiday decorations, I was pretty excited this year to clear away the clutter and start fresh in the new year (probably because I put my Christmas decorations up in early November…). This year, I’m vowing to stay more organized at home and at work so things don’t fall through the cracks (like my car payment that was hiding in the “I’ll get to that later” stack of bills for months –

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Lady J | January 05, 2017